Kolkata, May 14: A total of 710 companies of the central forces will be deployed for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal covering nine parliamentary seats on May 19, according to Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey.
“The 710 companies will be providing 100 per cent coverage in the state. It will include 512 Quick Response Teams led by Assistant Commandants,” Dubey added.
The Central Police Observer would be travelling to all the constituencies between Wednesday and Friday to review arrangements.
The city will soon witness area domination and route marches conducted by the armed forces, said Dubey, who held a meeting with top police officers to give them necessary instructions.
Nine parliamentary constituencies namely Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, Kolkata Uttar will vote on Sunday.
Just like initial 5 phases of elections, Phase-VI also saw violence in the state where TMC is facing intense resistance from Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP in the state is leaving no stone unturned to make a mark in the state.
General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. 59 seats under Phase-VI voted on May 12. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Voting of the remaining 59 constituencies will be held in last and seventh phase of polling slated for May 19.
Polling in West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha Seat is being spread on all seven phases. 9 Lok Sabha seats of the state will go to polls in the last phase of the election slated for May 19.